Comparing The Magna Carta And The Law Code Of Hammurabi And Magna Carta
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Throughout our class we have been learning to tie difference civilizations and their cultures together that seemed to be very different. We have seen may different civilizations with some of the same qualities that existed many years apart from each-other. Such as the Art of War which was written in the 5th century and the Law Code of Hammurabi that was written in 1772 B.C.E but they both can be compared to the Magna Carta with its views of kingship.
First, the Magna Carta is a legal document that was written in 1215. It was written to acknowledge the things the king of England was doing to abuse his power while watching the other English people suffer, and also to enforce a set of rules that everyone would have to follow.
Dating back to about 1772 BCE the Amorite King Hammurabi issued a set of laws by the name of law codes of Hammurabi(source 2.1). After conquering Mesopotamia he issued the laws. It was to place boundaries and penalties on people due to their choice of action. In source 2.1 of our book it says that, Hammurabi done it in order to “cause justice to prevail in the land” and to “further the welfare of the people which supports that idea. Just like the Magna Carta the Hammurabi law codes were put in place so that people with higher power could not take advantage of the people that was not in a high social rank. An example from the Hammurabi’s code is, “if a man accuse a man, and charge him with murder, but cannot convict him the accuser shall be put to death,”